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Japan road trip

Japan is a favourite destination, friendly people, a different culture, clean and very organised.

And as a bonus and the first time for us the car navigation system could communicate in english but even still a bit of ‘fun’ finding the exact location for returning the car in Kyoto.

And yet another new experience – Electronically Assisted Bikes(EAB) – we rented a Panasonic in Kyoto and a Yamaha in Nara but honestly they are almost identical. These bikes do not go anywhere unless you pedal but when you do they step in to help – an ‘amplifier’ for your efforts if you like. A bit like a permanent tail wind.

Loved these bikes – no worries about battery life as we did a whole days exploring without using more than 30% of the battery on both occasions.

The trip went without a hitch – arrived Nagoya and left town quickly for 2 nights in Takayama. Then a stop in Shirakara and 2 nights in Kanazawa, then Kyoto and Nara.

For me photographs require time to absorb the surroundings and unfortunately we did not have that much time in all locations so not all spots are represented below – just some favourites.


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